Or Something Like It.

I did a descriptive post yesterday, today’s post will be more photo centered. Here are a few of the photos I took while at the Seattle Public Library last week. It was book nerd heaven. Or something like it.

This library isn’t only amazing because it has ten floors of aisles and aisles of books on innumerable subjects, but also because of its architecture. The building itself, void of its contents is stunning outside and in. 

Apparently, it’s quite easy to take a tour of this library, but because we are incapable of following directions awesome like that, we just wandered around seeing where the stairs would take us.

They lead us to the blood-red hallways. (Oh. And if you’re wondering why the Kid is carrying Arturo [mom’s laptop] it’s because there was wifi.)

More red stairs.

And we’re at the top. 

Like I said… free wifi. 

And as the escalators took us up … my knees grew shaky and happiness soared.

I love love love the use of color and the unusual or different throughout the library. On the walls, stairs,

…the ceiling.

Dictionaries of Literary Biographies!

I took time to rapidly flip through that one.. (:

Each shelf on this floor ended with vintage posters of movies of yesteryear.

This was one of my favorite aisles. It consists of music books aplenty. But my favorite thing about it is, the colors.

Consort Music of Four Parts.


Again, the use of color displays itself.

I immediately thought of you, MauiShopGirl!

I walked around and found multiple aisles loaded with volumes on engineering, architecture, records, a whole section devoted to hang gliding and another on “Good Housekeeping”, vintage as well as ancient copies of CQ, Gourmet, In Style, etc.

The Seattle Police Officer’s Guild from the beautiful month of November on the wonderful year of 1994.

Pretty Pretty Pretty!


Way back when that was its name…


Ah the luxury of having a room … with drawers filled with maps of continents and cities and places you’ve only ever dreamed of. How’s that for finding inspiration for a setting of a story?
And I was happy …. 

15 thoughts on “Or Something Like It.

  1. Larissa Tenorio April 1, 2012 / 11:36 pm

    Thanks Boy. Hum .. é que eu tinha que upload as fotos em um outro site porque o Blogger tava com frescura, mas ai deu erro, sei la, agora eu tirei ela pq não consegui por de volta.


  2. Vinicius March 31, 2012 / 2:03 pm

    o que aconteceu com a última foto que aparecia vc?


  3. Vinicius March 31, 2012 / 2:02 pm

    Nossa simplesmente perfeitaa essa biblioteca… excepcional … as fotos entaum, excepcionais tbm!


  4. Robyn March 30, 2012 / 4:41 pm

    wow-no wonder you were so happy-what a great library!


  5. Larissa Tenorio March 29, 2012 / 11:09 pm

    I envy you for having such a place in your town. I'm also incredibly glad, and I'd love to be able to sell them as post cards, hehe.


  6. Ann March 29, 2012 / 11:06 pm

    Amazing photos – amazing place! Although I must confess my first thought was how do they fit books in that odd shaped building!


  7. TangledLou March 29, 2012 / 8:36 pm

    Such gorgeous pictures of one of my happy places! You could make post cards out of those and sell them in the library gift shop/cafe! So glad you got to thoroughly explore such an amazing place!


  8. Jamie Pilgrim March 29, 2012 / 12:11 pm

    hot damn. That library is some hardcore eye candy! I've never even been to seattle but I'd live there with promise of seeing that library!


  9. Carolina March 29, 2012 / 12:00 pm

    Thanks for sharing the pictures. We were in Seattle several years ago and now I wish that we had visited the library. The use of color is amazing and the architecture is breath taking!


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